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Basic Traffic Crash Investigation

Course ID: OSP-BTCI

This five-day course will provide the investigator with the necessary tools and skills to conduct a thorough crash investigation and properly document the physical evidence to prepare for testimony.

This course will introduce the methodology for proper measuring techniques, questioning drivers and witnesses as well as skidmark identification and analysis. The student will also participate in outside exercise with practical application.

Students are required to bring a hand calculator with a square root function.

Training Schedule
  • No. 209: May 3 - 7, 2021 CANCELLED
  • No. 210: November 1 - 5, 2021 CANCELLED
Course Details
  • Class size: 30
  • Meals provided: Yes
  • Lodging provided: When available; please contact the Academy Scheduler at (614) 466-4896.
  • Cost: None, NHTSA-funded

Intermediate Traffic Crash Investigation

Course ID: OSP-ITCI

This five-day course is a continuation of the Basic Traffic Crash Investigation. Emphasis will be placed on proper documentation of physical evidence and questioning drivers and witnesses. Additional topics include damage analysis, scale diagramming and speed determination from physical evidence. Additional controlled experiments will be conducted to reinforce course objectives.

Prerequisite: Basic Traffic Crash Investigation or equivalent (min. 40 hrs.). Must send certificate of completion of prerequisite course to ADRTU@dps.ohio.gov prior to the start of the class.

Equipment Needed:

  • Scientific calculator
  • Drafting compass
  • Drafting pencils and pens
  • Non-marring eraser
Training Schedule
  • No. 17: June 14 - 18, 2021
Course Details
  • Class size: 30
  • Meals provided: Yes
  • Lodging provided: When available; please contact the Academy Scheduler at (614) 466-4896.
  • Cost: None, NHTSA-funded

Technical Traffic Crash Investigation

Course ID: OSP-TTCI

This 10-day course is designed to expand the student's knowledge base previously developed in the Intermediate Crash Investigation Course. This course will further delve into the topics of speed determination from flips, vaults and falls. It will further explore the areas of kinetic energy and speed determination from momentum analyses.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Traffic Crash Investigation or equivalent (min. 40 hrs.). Must send certificate of completion of prerequisite course to ADRTU@dps.ohio.gov prior to the start of the class.

Equipment Needed:

  • Scientific calculator (sine, cosine and tangent functions required)
  • Drafting compass
  • Drafting pencils and pens (.5 to .7 lead)
  • Non-marring eraser
Training Schedule
  • No. 77: September 13 - 24, 2021
Course Details
  • Class size: 30
  • Meals provided: Yes
  • Lodging provided: When available; please contact the Academy Scheduler at (614) 466-4896.
  • Cost: None, NHTSA-funded
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Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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